Osh Bazaar
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  • BuRaiR
    Muscat Governorate, Oman2,229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Bazar
    A beautiful local market near Bishkek. Big bazar with alot of locals around. Its nice to see locals selling/buying staff and what kind of things available in the market. Here you will find almost everything you need. Dont miss the bazar.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Nermeen84
    Muscat, Oman87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very huge bazar. Everything thing in the world available there
    The hugest bazaar I had ever seen. Literally you can find there anything in your mind. Clothes, shoes and slippers with too much varieties and different quality , souvenirs, toys, skincare, pastries, nuts, dried fruits, their famous dried cheese, at least 15 types of black tea plus other kind of tea, all food kind like chicken, horse meat. Also there's a center for gold selling (only 14 k available there) where you can find exchange currency as well but also you can find currency exchange in streets of bazars. Don't try to explore all the bazar as it may takes 3 days. You can plan for half day at least for shop and enjoy as much as you can. Be careful as you may meet harassers or pickpockets at to crowded areas. There's also some good restaurants there. Prices are much better than in the city.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 October 2023
  • TravelerCentralFLA
    Clermont, Florida1,729 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Huge Market and a Cultural Experience
    I visited Osh Bazaar on my visit to Bishkek. It is a very interesting place and has a maze-like character to it. I was told by local friends to be on my guard because there is some theft that goes on in the Bazaar. I found the merchants to be pleasant and polite and I was able to buy a few items for good prices. If you are looking for some of the wonderful local honey or bread or other local items, they can be found here. As a note, not all of the merchants spoke English. Of course I would not expect them to, but if you are traveling from the West and don't speak Kyrgyz or Russian do not expect everyone to speak English or other Western European languages.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 December 2023
  • wandermust
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Souvenir shopping
    Really the best place to buy souvenir and local handmade stuff. The prices are really good and the shop keepers are nice try the price are mostly good but can get a 100-300 c discount. But I believe in supporting small shop owners so I loved the place and shopped a lot
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 April 2024
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slikback
usa129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
I like the market. You got everything here and if you can speak russian you need to bargen, not just pay the price asked. Never change cash by someone that ask you, ther are banks nearby or atms. For me friendly living place that takes time and good shoes to visit.
Written 15 May 2021
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ViFi62
Bilthoven, The Netherlands160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I love markets like this, so loved to walk around here and treat the senses to all sorts of smells and sights! If you want to get an idea of everyday life in Bishkek, the market is the place to go. It's busy, of course, but you can buy virtually anything you need for your trip in the country and it's all very affordable. Also excellent for shoppping souvenirs to bring home. I bought some really good honey and spices. Don't forget to do a bit of haggling; it makes it all a bit more fun.
Written 29 December 2021
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I visited Osh Bazaar on my visit to Bishkek. It is a very interesting place and has a maze-like character to it. I was told by local friends to be on my guard because there is some theft that goes on in the Bazaar. I found the merchants to be pleasant and polite and I was able to buy a few items for good prices. If you are looking for some of the wonderful local honey or bread or other local items, they can be found here.

As a note, not all of the merchants spoke English. Of course I would not expect them to, but if you are traveling from the West and don't speak Kyrgyz or Russian do not expect everyone to speak English or other Western European languages.
Written 2 December 2023
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India7,830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
A crazy market with buzzing crowds, offering a variety of local products and unique experience of meeting people from all walks of life. There are plenty of eateries, shops and roadside stalls that keep everyone busy. The smells and colours are enjoyable. A must visit to feel the pulse of this beautiful city and experience the vibrancy of life.
Written 14 November 2022
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Nermeen84
Muscat, Oman87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The hugest bazaar I had ever seen. Literally you can find there anything in your mind.
Clothes, shoes and slippers with too much varieties and different quality , souvenirs, toys, skincare, pastries, nuts, dried fruits, their famous dried cheese, at least 15 types of black tea plus other kind of tea, all food kind like chicken, horse meat.
Also there's a center for gold selling (only 14 k available there) where you can find exchange currency as well but also you can find currency exchange in streets of bazars.
Don't try to explore all the bazar as it may takes 3 days. You can plan for half day at least for shop and enjoy as much as you can.
Be careful as you may meet harassers or pickpockets at to crowded areas.
There's also some good restaurants there.
Prices are much better than in the city.
Written 22 October 2023
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Sarah B
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
If you pass by Bishkek you can’t miss the osh market. This place is full of local food and herbs, spices, cakes, fruits, nuts. You can negociate prices. People are very friendly and Google translater is very helpful . This place is wonderful for a local market. You can easily spend more than one hour liking and buying tasty and cheape food.
Written 11 June 2021
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wandermust
Dubai, United Arab Emirates65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Really the best place to buy souvenir and local handmade stuff. The prices are really good and the shop keepers are nice try the price are mostly good but can get a 100-300 c discount. But I believe in supporting small shop owners so I loved the place and shopped a lot
Written 13 April 2024
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BuRaiR
Muscat Governorate, Oman2,229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A beautiful local market near Bishkek. Big bazar with alot of locals around. Its nice to see locals selling/buying staff and what kind of things available in the market. Here you will find almost everything you need. Dont miss the bazar.
Written 1 October 2023
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Lankylee
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
This market is actually nothing special. It is big x crowded and has a huge variety of goods. It is fairly chaotic, but merchants are scrupulous and honest. Just don't waste their time. Sign language helpful.
Written 8 July 2023
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Balazs Kadar
Corby, UK1,097 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Tipical bazar, very huge, lots of people. Really big labyrinth. Hard found the way, have in here everything home made honey, sausages, milk, lots of spices, candes, sweets, Neverending list. I not meet pockethiefs so for me safty.
Written 25 March 2020
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